OWB Odyssey Web Browser tips&tricks

OWB tips :

OWB is a crucial but also very sensible application. I personnally find it very fast and usefull. I use it for webmailing, browsing my blog, going on http://aros-exec.org, http://youtube.com, etc…

When on facebook, everything’s ok, as HTML5 is recognized, but it often crashes on facebook videos.

You must disable the “autostart” parameters, and use “standard definition only”.

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you can find autostart parameters in the video tab in your facebook preferences

Pages do not show CSS correctly :

For example WordPress 4.7 admin page. It used to work, then don’t work anymore.

Reproductible problem :

You go to edit an item (page or post), then click again on the menu on the left. You see the admin page that is not displayed well anymore.

Workaround :

This has something to do with the cache, i don’t know why.
You must : start from a fresh copy of OWB drawer, go to your admin page (or somewhere else). In the “Conf” drawer of OWB, you see a file called

29a5abb3-i386-aros.cache-4

Backup it somewhere (with DOPus2 ?)
When this behavior from OWB occures, then :

  • copy back the file you backuped
  • delete the content of the drawer “conf/cache”
  • launch OWB again. The problem should be fixed now.
  • TO DO EACH TIME, so keep a copy of the file you backuped !

Some more piece of advice : to make it faster, copy your OWB drawer to RAM: before begining your surf time.

Pictures do not show correctly :

You can see that the picture is not showed correctly
You can see that the picture is not showed correctly

Replace the SYS:Libs/jfif.library and jpeg.library by the one from Icaros 2.1.3 DVD. Tadaaaa !

Stack overflow errors ?

OWB icon information window

Go in the Information window of OWB icon (in SYS:Utilities/OWB, right click on it, then “information…”)

In the “Stack” field, replace 8192000 by 16192000

for a long time amiga & demos lover and musician.
Beta tester for icaros for some years now (since icaros 1.5), i do it as much as i can.
i'm a computer scientist, managing the computer infrastructure in a big company (won't tell the name there).

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